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    Chap 5,6 & etc- alternative Cost/Maintanance denominatio...

    In a message dated 9/11/06 7:51:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    brnetboard@BIRTHRIGHT.NET writes:

    << Redefine the GB. Instead of having a GB be roughly 2000, make it roughly
    100.>>

    Then, why not 2400? Makes those 24ths easier to figure.

    Or I like the suggestion of the 1/24th having its own name. "Talent"
    comes to mind, or "shilling" or something. If coins are supposed to be about 50
    to the pound, then 24 is a half-pound (more or less), so a "half-pound?"

    Lee.

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    Using a more decimal system makes a lot more sense for me. As an Aussie, I don't use Imperial measurements like inches or feet, pounds and ounces so I think of things in terms of decimal points rather than fractions. How about making the system more international?

    Sorontar

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    On 9/12/06, Sorontar <brnetboard@birthright.net> wrote:
    > Using a more decimal system makes a lot more sense for me. As an Aussie, I don`t use
    > Imperial measurements like inches or feet, pounds and ounces so I think of things in terms
    > of decimal points rather than fractions. How about making the system more international?

    It wasn`t written to use fractions to make the system
    American-centric. National and international has nothing to do with
    it, it`s a fictional setting.

    I agree that it should use decimals, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorontar
    Using a more decimal system makes a lot more sense for me. As an Aussie, I don't use Imperial measurements like inches or feet, pounds and ounces so I think of things in terms of decimal points rather than fractions. How about making the system more international?
    I doubt the currency system has anything to do with Americanism - indeed, 100 cents to the dollar is something we have in common with the Yanks.

    As far as the other measurements go (which is nothing to do with Birthright), try the following:


    Nothing incompatible with Birthright there.

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    :^) I'm not saying that it is too American or English or anything. I am just pointing out that I as a person don't have to deal regularly with standard units of measurement in terms of fractions. So it would be easier for *me* if BRCS was decimalised across the board as I feel that people in general will be able to make faster calculations in their head with a decimalised system than a fractionated system. Faster = easier = better.

    Sorontar.

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